By now you’ve probably heard the story about Melissa Stetten, a model who had the misfortune of sitting next to an actor named Brian Presley on a recent flight. Despite being married and having a child, Brian spent the entire flight flirting shamelessly with his seatmate, as Melissa secretly live-tweeted the entire interaction. This cringe-worthy situation got us thinking about all the crazy/weird/awkward people we’ve been trapped next to on long flights–the former cult member, for example, or the sci-fi writer who mapped out the plot of his entire series in specific, mind-numbing detail. We’d love to hear about your worst airplane seatmates — please share your horror stories in the comments! [Gawker]
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Last week, we shared the stories of how our parents met. From Ami’s parents — who met at summer camp — to Kate’s mom and dad — who bonded over Shakespeare in the Park — you guys immediately connected and shared your own parents adorable stories. We noticed a couple of startling similarities in so many of the tales shared — for one, that people used to get married at a much younger age. That’s not entirely surprising — but it is rather shocking that so many stories involved couples getting engaged after only six weeks, and married after only six months. It seems the courting and engagement period was typically much, much shorter than it is now. And what’s more, from your stories anyway, most of those couples seem to still be happily married today. Just something to consider.
More than 70 of you told your parents story, and we’ve selected our 10 favorites for you to read. And if you haven’t told your tale already, feel free to share it in the comments! Keep reading »